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Category :  Photojournalism

Submitted: 7 years 7 months ago

Date: Jul 27, 2011, 6:22:11 PM

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It is still a highlight and a sensation when a holy Elephant comes to the villages. Elephants are holy in the Hinduism tradition and gods which are called Ganesha " the elephant-deity riding a mouse " has become one of the commonest mnemonics for anything associated with Hinduism. This not only suggests the importance of Ganesha, but also shows how popular and pervasive this deity is in the minds of the masses.

The proboscis of the Elephant is red painted. People who touch the proboscis and take some red colour and put it on there forehead will be fortunate by the gods and protected from all the evil bad in the world, freedom health and luck it will take so the people believe. Of course the Elephant riders will take some money for this. Riding on the Elephant will cost 10 Rupee for a small round. Elephants are rare nowadays in the region of Jharkhand as the rebels (former farmers) make the country site unsafe and almost all country areas are prohibited to visit. There is a natural

Sandro Sardoz wrote at Jul 29, 2011, 12:21:01 PM

Fantastic this image and story...!!! Excellent documentary photography!

Robert Mueller replied:

Thank you so much Sandro!


Kim Ayres wrote at Jul 29, 2011, 12:26:30 PM

It's a great photo, Robert. Not something you see in everyday Scotland :)

Robert Mueller replied:

You do not have elephants in your country?:-))) Joking! Thank you!


Hsp Photography wrote at Jul 29, 2011, 2:00:31 PM

Great photograph! Thanks for the detail Robert, is great to have a picture like this. Big congratulation.

Robert Mueller replied:

Thank you so much!


Ferry Susanto wrote at Jul 29, 2011, 2:09:17 PM

Great moment & scene, Robert

Robert Mueller replied:

Thank you Ferry! Robert



Marina Situmorang wrote at Jul 29, 2011, 2:40:33 PM

i love this! sharp and colorful and so real !

Robert Mueller replied:

Thank you Marina! Robert


Fred Schaad wrote at Jul 29, 2011, 4:47:12 PM

Terrific documentary and description. Thank you.

Robert Mueller replied:

Thank you Fred! Robert


Rolando Lima wrote at Jul 30, 2011, 10:44:08 PM

Excellent color, sharp and story!!!



Vítor A R Santos wrote at Aug 12, 2011, 12:18:12 PM

Fantastic moment... excellent picture!!! Congrats.







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